SUMMER STYLE: WHAT I’M WEARING ON REPEAT ALL SEASON

06/21/2017

4SummerLooks_BleubirdI recently redid my closet with California Closets. I’ve shown a few peeks on Instagram, but plan on sharing the before and after very soon. I had to take everything out for the remodel and, of course, after it was complete, I had to put everything back in—the exciting part! I took this opportunity to go through every single item I own (clothing, shoes, and accessory-wise) and I cannot believe how much I decided to part with. I filled SIX giant lawn-sized bags will clothes. Some to sell and most to donate. I plan on holding a one-day clothing sale pop-up at my store here in Nashville with some of my friends who also have things they want to part with within the next couple of months. Anything that’s left over, I will either sell online or send to donation. If you’re local, stay tuned for details on the pop-up!

Now, since my great purge, I have realized that over the years my style has changed, a lot. I tend to lean towards neutral colors, ease and comfort, and most of the time, I kind of look like a tomboy, which I don’t mind in the slightest. Jeans, pants, and tees are my jam, with a pretty vintage blouse, dress, or blazer thrown into the mix when I want to feel a little more fancy. Shoes on the other hand, I have most-definitely grown to love shoes and think a killer pair can dress up old vintage Levi’s like no other. So, I decided to talk about what I am wearing on repeat this summer.

Vintage, vintage, vintage. If you have been following me over the years, you know my love for vintage. I sold it online for ten years! I have a pretty hefty collection of beloved old tees, jeans, overalls, dresses, blouses, and more, and tend to grab for a white tee and pair of baby blues most days. I think I have a denim addiction. This is my favorite place to score vintage denim. Please help me stop buying more jeans and buy them before I do.

For all things girlie and to channel Jane Birkin, I turn to Dôen. They just launched a new collection and it’s nothing short of perfection. My favorite pieces in rotation this season are: the Anise Top (shown above, top right), the Isle Top (so cute with vintage overalls!), the Rosemary Dress (Size up, this one runs short. I like to wear it with cut-offs.), the Juniper Top, and for shoes, the Ballerina Slipper and the Asymmetrical Gladiator Sandal.

For that perfect tomboy-chic, I turn to Fortune Goods. It’s a men’s line that is just too good to be “just for boys”. I live in my Indigo Stripe Surf Pants (shown above, bottom left) and Plum Stripe Pants.

Another staple that I just can’t quit is a pair of Kamm pants (shown above, bottom right). They are so flattering and comfortable. I have a feeling I’ll be wearing them for years and years to come, which is good because they are definitely an investment piece.

Now back to shoes. Here are my top three other than the Dôen ones I mentioned above: Vans Classic Slip-Ons, Beatrice Valenzula Sandalias, and the always classic Gucci Loafers.

What are you wearing all summer long?

10 comments

  • kt

    i would love to know about the necklace you’re wearing in the second shot. i’ve been looking for a simple everyday necklace and yours is really lovely. those kamm pants are made for you!

  • chlo

    I looooove these outfits :) They’re literally the perfect, most chic outfits for summer AND you own them so well. My favourites are the dungarees and the high wasted nude jeans outfit. I’ve been wanting to get my hands on some dungarees for AGES (I really don’t know why they’re still not part of my wardrobe) so, I guess I’m going to have to get digging for a pair!!

    Have a great day :)

    Chloe @ https://girllgonerogue.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Adrienne

    that doen anise top is choice!

  • Ramona

    Dresses, dresses, dresses for me! I’m always bundled up in jeans and layers in our WI winters, so it feels good to dress lighter. But if I did put on pants, well those striped pants are both the bomb! Love that they’re ” made in America!”

  • Cynthia

    Not germane to the topic at hand, but thinking about your bigs as you haven’t mentioned them lately. Are they in FL for the summer? Will your eldest be off to college in the fall?

  • AT

    I would love to know where you got the necklace in the second shot! Its stunning : )

  • Libby

    Hi, what are you wearing under the anise top? I just got it but it’s so sheer!

  • Emilie

    I adore your style James! I love reading your posts, especially the ones about your fashion style and interior.

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